Fisher Phillips Re-Elects Roger Quillen as Firm Chairman and Charles Caulkins to Another Term on the Management Committee
ATLANTA, GA (June 8, 2016) – The Management Committee at Fisher Phillips has re-elected Roger K. Quillen to serve as the committee’s Chairman and the firm’s Managing Partner for the coming year. Quillen has led the national labor and employment law firm since 1999. The partners at Fisher Phillips re-elected Charles S. Caulkins to his fourth straight three-year term on the firm’s Management Committee. The new term runs through May 2019. Fisher Phillips is one of the nation’s leading labor and employment law firms with 350 attorneys in 32 cities.
With Quillen as Chairman and Managing Partner, Fisher Phillips has experienced remarkable growth over the past two decades. The firm was named 2016 “Law Firm of the Year” for Labor Law - Management and 2015 “Law Firm of the Year” for Labor & Employment Litigation by U.S. News - Best Lawyers. Human Resource Executive magazine has repeatedly named Quillen one of “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” and he is listed in Best Lawyers.
During Quillen’s tenure, the firm has launched numerous innovations, including the rebranding of Fisher & Phillips LLP to Fisher Phillips just last month. The new brand includes a new bold logo, a new tagline “On the Front Lines of Workplace Law,” the new URL fisherphillips.com, and a redesigned website to go with the streamlined firm name. Quillen said: “It was time for a bright, modern, and distinctive logo that accurately reflects that Fisher Phillips is a firm with savvy clients who expect the best in legal talent and client service. The new red logo really pops off the page and makes a bold statement about a muscular, forward-looking law firm.”
Other notable accomplishments under his watch include development of the award-winning Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave Calculator App that has been widely praised in the media, and Fisher Focus, the firm’s Legal Project Management program.
Quillen’s emphasis on client service is one of his hallmarks. Clients frequently welcome him into their offices to strategize concrete solutions and provide feedback on the service they receive.
Quillen joined the law firm in Atlanta in 1980 after graduating from The Ohio State University College of Law with honors. He also holds a Master of Science degree from Purdue University and two bachelor’s degrees from The Ohio State University. Human Resource Executive magazine regularly lists him among “The Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” in the Unites States.
Since 1977, Caulkins has represented employers nationally in labor and employment law matters. This includes advising employers on the development and implementation of preventive labor relations programs to avoid charges and lawsuits, protect trade secrets, and resolve disputes. He regularly counsels employers during union representation elections, decertifications, corporate campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, strikes, and lockouts. He also handles employment related litigation and arbitrations before state and federal courts and administrative agencies involving claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, OSHA and other statutory claims.
Caulkins is a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, was the 2006 Chairman of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, and was a founding member and past President of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys. He was honored with the 2011 Chair's Award by the Florida Chamber of Commerce for his outstanding leadership as a member of the Chamber's Board of Directors.
He has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2002, in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006, as well as in Florida Super Lawyers Magazine since 2007. He was recognized by Human Resource Executive Magazine in its list of the “Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” and was included in the 2012 edition of South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers, presented by Legal Leaders. Additionally, he was recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide.
Caulkins is admitted to the Bars of Florida, South Carolina and Kansas. He earned his LL.M. from New York University School of Law, his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law, and a B.A. from Monmouth College.